After years of riding abroad, The Hairy Bikers, Si King and Dave Myers, are back home in the North of England on their most personal journey yet.
Each week they’ll base themselves in one stunning location and explore the changing area through restaurants, recipes, producers and inventive new food entrepreneurs.
This is a food adventure that explains where the bikers came from, taking them to the regions they grew up in and have shaped them. But it isn’t all familiar territory. Through the Peaks and Dales they uncover inventive new production methods, allowing the Bikers to create some incredible new recipes that showcase the allure of the mighty North.
They begin their journey In Lancashire, the red rose county, and travel through Cumbria, Yorkshire, The Peak district in Derbyshire, Northumberland and Newcastle. Along the way they take in some of the best gastro pubs in the land, meet award-winning local producers and an incredible range of young food entrepreneurs who are revolutionizing their local food scenes. They discover how tradition and the modern world are influencing one another in unique and exciting ways.
Si King says: "Without doubt our most personal emotional and enlightening journey we’ve undertaken. Go North was a trip around the wonderful northern landscapes that shaped our identities, palates, culture and friendship. We met some great folk dedicated to their areas and to the continued success of their beloved communities. We flipping loved every turn of that motorcycle wheel."
Dave Myers says: “It's been nearly a decade since we went on the road in Britain and it’s true you quite often miss what’s on your own doorstep. We had already decided to film in the UK before Covid was an issue and stopped foreign travel, so we filmed here through choice not circumstance...
"The series is a love letter to the north, and a celebration of the food and the people that produce it. Viewers will get to see the two of us in our temporary homes in an intimate, honest reflection of two life-long friends cooking laughing and living together. We found amazing cooks, chefs and producers who have chosen to make the north their home. The landscape and roads are as varied as the people themselves. Please join us for a joyous romp through some of the finest food in the world and the world that is ours, The Hairy Bikers."
Catherine Catton, Head of Commissioning, Popular Factual and Factual Entertainment, says: "We are delighted the Bikers are back with this joyous and celebratory new series showcasing the incredible diversity, innovation and technique of food producers from the west to east coast. A huge thanks to the Bikers and all the people they met who shared their stories with us, and the secrets to their success."